July 24, 2013 

Issue 157
 
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Dear Michele,   

 

 

SALLIE'S STORY:

  

WHAT TRANSITIONS AND COMPOSTS

HAVE IN COMMON

 

Transitions. Like them or not we all go through them whether we like them of not. I find myself in one right now and I am NOT liking it. Sharing with a dear friend the other day, I told her I felt as if I were on a stationary bike, wheels just spinning, peddling but not moving in any direction. I felt as if I were just going through the motions. We talked about how our Western culture has taught us if we are not GOAL oriented and moving then we are not "doing" anything. We are not productive, wasting time. The Buddhists think otherwise. "Are you not "doing" something when you are still?" She got me! Yes, my mind is continually thinking, processing, digesting, synthesizing....

 

The next day she sent me this quote and asked me to remove the image of the girl on the bike and replace it with a composting image. Being a gardener, I could relate to this intuitively.

 

"Our senses by themselves are dumb. They take in experience, but they need the richness of sifting for a while through our consciousness and through our whole bodies. I call this "composting." Our bodies are garbage heaps: we collect experience, and from the decomposition of the thrown-out eggshells, spinach leaves, coffee grinds, and old steak bones of our minds come nitrogen, heat, and very fertile soil. Out of this fertile soil bloom our poems and stories. But this does not come all at once. It takes time. Continue to turn over and over the organic details of your life until some of them fall through the garbage of discursive thoughts to the solid ground of black soil." By Natalie Goldberg's Writing Down the Bones (chapter titled Composting)

 

It hit me! Once I read it, it shifted the vision of the girl on a stationary bike to the vision of my mind where the sifting and tumbling with thoughts, fears, indecisions, ambivalence, the future, "what's next?"etc....was indeed a process. It is an act of "doing"; it may not be a cardio workout or a business goal, but it is indeed one to be truly HONORED.

 

So if you find me in my garden staring at the lily pond, no worries..."I'm composting and embracing its richness of composition."

 

 

Sallie

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